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172 publishers from 15 countries in 2021 Sharjah Children’s Reading 2021 May 19

172 publishers from 15 countries in  2021 Sharjah Children's Reading 2021  May 19
172 publishers from 15 countries in 2021 Sharjah Children’s Reading 2021 May 19

The 12th edition of the Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival, organized by the Sharjah Book Authority, will take place from 19 to 29 May.

This comes at the Expo Center Sharjah under the slogan “For your imagination” with the participation of 172 publishers from 15 Arab and foreign countries accompanied by a number of artists who present to children and adolescents 537 specialized activities and activities and a series of theatrical performances that bring together a group of the brightest Arab stars.

The event, which opens this year to visitors from 4 pm to 10 pm, will host 27 writers from 15 countries who present a number of sessions that are held on the ground and on virtual ones through visual communication techniques.

On the creations portrayed through the comics platform, which will present 132 entertainment workshops and artistic events in which many Arab and foreign specialists and artists will participate.

This was announced at a press conference held on Wednesday evening at the authority’s headquarters in Sharjah, during which Ahmed bin Rakkad Al Ameri, Chairman of the Sharjah Book Authority, Major General Saif Al Zari Al Shamsi, Commander-in-Chief of Sharjah Police, and Muhammad Hassan Khalaf, Director General of the Sharjah Radio and Television Authority, spoke in the presence of a number of cultural figures and media professionals.

From various local and international media, the conference also witnessed the hosting of a group of children in a creative workshop for the manufacture of robotsAhmed bin Rakkad Al Ameri said: “The festival opens a space and an outlet for new generations to create, learn and play after a long period of implementation of measures to prevent the Corona virus, to reflect on the ground the vision of Sheikh Dr.

Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council, Ruler of Sharjah and his wife, Sheikha Jawaher Bint Muhammad Al Qasimi, Chairperson.

The Supreme Council for Family Affairs calling for investment in awareness and knowledge of new generationsHe added: “Societies recover by nurturing the dreams of their children and expanding the horizon before them to create and innovate, and we, in the authority, are committed to Sharjah’s vision towards children and young people, as the Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival is one of the pillars of our strategy in raising new generations to love the written word and adopting education as a way of life to reach the knowledge society so that we remain active contributors.

” In achieving the emirate’s comprehensive civilizational aspirations.

In turn, Major General Saif Al-Zari Al Shamsi said: “Our participation in this most prominent cultural event comes in terms of interest in the culture and awareness of new generations out of the responsibility that the leadership assumes for the entire community.

“This year, 11 writers from the Arab world will participate, as the festival will host both the Emirati artist and painter Aisha Al-Hamrani, and the Egyptian actor Ahmed Amin, the novelist Al-Tayeb Adeeb and the writer Amr Samir Atef.

And the journalist Faraj Daghim Al-Dhafiri, in addition to the presence of the poet and writer Wafaa Al-Shamsi from the Sultanate of Oman, the writer Fida Al-Zomor from Jordan, and the artist Hussein Ali Harf from IraqThe festival will host 16 foreign writers, where the audience will meet Matt Lamuth, Ambika Anand Prokop, Nanette Heffernan, Abby Cooper, Kevin Sherry from the United States of America, Swady Martin from the Ivory Coast, Misako Rocks from Japan, Claudia Rowaida from Colombia and Zenobia Arslan from Pakistan, accompanied by Dinara Mirtalipova from Uzbekistan and participating from United Kingdom Curtis Jopling, Aisha Bushby, Katie Tsang, Kevin Tsang and Frances-Frances-Sebastian de SouzaThe audience of children and adolescents will be on a date this year with 385 specialized and varied activities and activities presented by an elite group of experts who provide a set of valuable knowledge that serves to enrich the imagination and thought of new generations.

Theater lovers will also have the opportunity to enjoy a set of distinguished works that will be shown during the event, including the presentation of “Book Dreams, which is considered the first theatrical work supervised by the Sharjah Book Authority, in addition to displaying a number of other theatrical worksIn terms of cooking events this year, visitors will get acquainted with the most delicious recipes provided by 4 of the most famous Arab chefs, namely Chef Daad Abu Jaber from Jordan and Chef Ghada Al-Tali from Egypt and from Sudan Zahra Abdullah and Morocco, Alia Al Qasimi, who participate in 20 specialized cooking activities throughout the days of the festivalThis year the festival organizes the 9th edition of the “Sharjah Child Book Drawings Exhibition”, in which 395 creators from 50 countries participate, including 106 participants from 15 Arab countries and 289 from 35 foreign countriesThe comics platform will open its doors to its young and young visitors to enjoy the most beautiful performances and innovations it offers.

This year the platform will organize 110 workshops presented by specialists and experts, while young visitors will have an appointment with 22 artistic entertainment shows.

In order to improve the taste of children and adolescents and enhance their connection with the Arabic language, the festival organizes, in cooperation with the Supreme Council for Family Affairs, the literary competition “Knight of Poetry”, which is concerned with mobilizing the capabilities and creativity of the participants in the field of writing poetry, offering them the opportunity to strengthen their Arabic language and encouraging them to memorize and recite Arabic poetry from an anthology of the most prominent poems And the most famous of themThe festival brings together book makers in the “Horizon” platform, which aims to support the visual content of the Arab Child’s book, improve its industry, and contribute to providing distinctive content that is able to compete internationally.

On support for two books, in addition to supporting the cultural product in the media and propaganda according to the vision of the Sharjah Children’s Reading FestivalThe festival takes all precautionary and preventive measures against the Coronavirus, as an integrated plan has been developed to sterilize facilities and halls on a daily and comprehensive basis.

Thermal scanners and sterilizers will be provided in addition to stressing the need to adhere to wearing masks and applying physical spacing policies

172 publishers from 15 countries in 2021 Sharjah Children’s Reading 2021 May 19
172 publishers from 15 countries in 2021 Sharjah Children’s Reading 2021 May 19

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